Remove Audio from Video in Premiere Pro (Step by Step)5 min read

Looking to remove audio from video in Premiere Pro?

In this article, we’ll show you how to remove audio from video in Adobe Premiere Pro with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Also, as a bonus, we’ll show you an easier way to remove audio from video clips on your Windows or Mac computer.

How to Remove Audio from Video using Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro lets you mute your video or remove audio from your video. Here are the steps to remove audio from your video using Adobe Premiere Pro:

  1. First, create a new project. Go to File > New.
    click file and new
  2. Now import the video you want to mute. Go to File > Import.
    click file and import
  3. Then drag and drop the imported video from the Project panel onto the Timeline panel.
    find the imported video to crop in the project panel
  4. Select the video clip from the timeline. Simply click on the video layer to select it.
    click on the video in the timeline
  5. There are two steps to removing audio from a video in Premiere Pro. First, you separate the audio from the video. To do this, right-click on the video from the timeline and select Unlink from the resulting dropdown menu.
    select unlink
  6. Second, now that you’ve separated the audio from the video, you can delete the audio. To delete the audio, you can either select the audio layer by clicking on it and hitting the delete key or right-click on the audio layer you just unlinked from the video and select Clear from the dropdown.
    select clear

You’ve now successfully removed the audio from your video using Adobe Premiere Pro.

How to Remove Audio from a Video: The Easy Way

If you’re a Windows or Mac user, you can use Animaker’s video muter to easily mute videos for free! All it takes is 3 simple steps to remove audio or sound and download your videos using our super-simple video muting tool.

For those who are unaware of Animaker, it is an all-in-one DIY video making and editing app designed to help non-designers make professional-quality videos from the comfort of their browser.

Our video muting tool works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., and if you use one of these browsers, you can easily mute your videos on your Windows or Mac computer. 

If you’re looking to quickly mute your videos for Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook, then Animaker’s video muter is the best tool for the job. Also, you can mute videos in MP4, MPG, WebM, MOV, and more formats.

Sign Up/Sign In and Pick the Dimensions

First, sign in to your account or create a free one. Now pick the dimensions or the social platform you want to publish your video on. What aspect ratio or dimensions you’d want your output video to be in? You can pick Square, Landscape, or Vertical from the Create a video section in your dashboard. Or you can use the Custom Size button to pick the custom dimensions of your choice.

pick the dimensions

click on the custom size button

enter the custom width and height

Upload the Video and Remove the Audio From It

Upload the video you want to mute or remove audio from. Animaker lets you upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Go to the Upload tab in the main navigation bar and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.

go to uploads tab and click upload button

Now click on it to set it onto the canvas.

set the video you want to mute

Then, click on the scissor icon in the top right corner of the canvas.

click on the scissor icon

Now in the popup window that appears next, you’ll find an audio button (the speaker icon) in the bottom right corner.

click on the yellow audio icon

Simply click on the yellow speaker icon to mute your video. Once you click on the icon, you’ll notice that it’ll display the mute icon to indicate that the sound has been removed. Now click on the round green button in the bottom right corner to save the changes.

click on the green button

Optionally, you can also add a voiceover, or add background music to your video. If you want to add a voiceover, you’ve got three ways to do that: you can record your own voiceover, upload a voiceover file, or generate voiceover using text. To add a voiceover, click on the Video Timeline icon, then click on the Voiceover icon in the bottom left corner of the app screen, and pick an option from the dropdown menu.

add voiceover

To add background music to your video, simply head to the Music tab and pick a background music track from our huge, free music library.

add music track

Preview and Download

You can preview the video by clicking on the play button beside the Share button. You can then download the video to your computer by clicking on the Publish button and then selecting Download Video from the dropdown menu. Or share it directly to various social media platforms from within the app.

download muted video


Apart from letting you remove audio from your videos, Animaker offers other essential video editing tools you’d need to edit your videos for your social media channels and website.

You can use Animaker’s video editor to:

And the list goes on… feel free to check out these tools and learn why it’s the go-to video editor for marketers and content creators.

Got any questions about muting your videos in Premiere Pro? Any interesting tips or tools to mute videos that we seem to have left out? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

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Pragadeesh N

Pragadeesh is a developer turned marketer, currently working as a content marketer at Animaker - a drag-and-drop video making tool that lets anyone create engaging animated videos using pre-made templates and ready-to-go assets with zero technical skills.